Former Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich breathed a sigh of relief after the High Court suspended his graft trial on Monday morning.
This, as Daily Nation reports, was due to an application filed by Richard Malebe, who is also one of the key suspects in the multi-billion Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal.
HIGH COURT suspends graft trial of former Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich following an application filed by Richard Malebe, one of the suspects. pic.twitter.com/jHHSdxGG0S
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Rotich, along with former Treasury PS Kamau Thugge, Susan Jemtai Koech ( East African Community PS) and David Kipchumba Kimosop (Former Managing Director KVDA) are accused of conspiring to defraud the public billions of shillings among other charges.
Rotich, his PS and their co-accused were charged with wilful failure to comply with applicable procedures and guidelines relating to procurement as well as engaging in a project without prior planning.
Other charges leveled against them included abuse of office, committing an offence of financial misconduct, fraudulent acquisition of public property, wilful neglect to perform official duty and committing an offence of financial misconduct.
More to follow…